A French composer born in 1970 in Boulogne-Billancourt.
A composer trained at the Boulogne-Billancourt Regional Conservatory and the Paris Conservatory, Guillaume Connesson also followed the advice of Marcel Landowski from 1989 to 1994. A teacher of orchestration at the Aubervilliers Regional Conservatory, he was in residence with the Orchestre de Pau from 2009 to 2011. His works reflect his talents as an orchestrator and are for the most part the result of commissions: Orchestre National d’Île-de-France (L’Aurore, 1999), Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (Enluminures, 2000), the Chœur and Orchestre National de France (Athanor, 2004). Guillaume Connesson’s masters have been Couperin, Wagner, Strauss, Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Messiaen, Dutilleux, as well as Steve Reich and especially John Adams. He composes in a neo-tonal style and retains the continuous pulse of baroque music. Other works include Night-club (1997), Supernova (1997), Jurassic trip (1998), Techno-parade (2002), Aleph (2007), Constellations (2009).